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My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Monday, July 30, 2012

The White Dragon

The Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey.

Paperback: 832 pages
Publisher: Del Rey;(October 12, 1988)
ISBN-10: 0345340248

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 The White Dragon is the coming of age story of Jaxom, the young Lord of Ruatha Hold, who had accidentally impressed the unusual white dragon, Ruth in Dragonquest . As Jaxom grows up, he has to deal with the difficulty of being both a Lord Holder and a dragonrider, the maturity of Ruth (who, besides being white, is a runt), his own teenage angst and desire to fight thread on his own, and the rebellious oldtimers, who attempt to steal a golden egg from Benden Weyr. Fortunately, Ruth always knows when he is and can travel through time to avert the growing political crisis. But while fighting Thread, Jaxom falls ill with a potentially deadly sickness called "Fire-Head". This leads him to recuperate in Cove Hold, and while there he discovers some of the mysteries that the Ancients, the ancestors of the Pernese, left behind, and he begins to make more sense of the past.

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 The White Dragon by Anne McCaffrey.

Paperback: 468 pages
Publisher: Del Rey (November 12, 1986)
ISBN-10: 0345341678

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As far as I am concerned there is no better books then the Trilogy of the Dragonriders of Pern by Anne McCaffrey.

Her final edition to the story, The White Dragon, makes the full circle of  Lessa saving Ruatha and then saving Pern from threads and all the while discovering the entire planet for the future of all the people of Pern.

The White Dragon seems to be the favorite book from the trilogy but I see the 3 books for what they are… one story.  Book 1 begins with the birth of Jaxom and book 3 finishes with Jaxom grown and becoming Lord of Ruatha.

These books are among the very best for characters  and for a story, it just doesn’t get any better.  There are few in life that are fortunate enough to be able to say they have written something that will last the test of time …but in these books Anne McCaffrey has done just that.

Her visualization of the Dragons, their personalities and abilities set the tone for many future books by others that use dragons in such a large capacity as Anne does in these books.  The dragons are every bit as main character as the people are…and more.

I hope others read these books and get to experience the bonding of dragons and humans and I dare you to say that it doesn’t emotionally effect you!

Read these books.  You owe it to yourself to read some sci-fi/ fantasy that will remain with you forever.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kathleen said...

You have been on a reading roll Pat. I'm so glad you are enjoying what you read and I really will get around to reading these in time, because you have inspired me to do so!

3:49 PM  
Blogger DesLily said...

Kathleen: lol I hope you read them someday and really hope you like them as much as I do!

4:16 PM  
Blogger OldLady Of The Hills said...

I love your enthusiasm for this writer and for these three books! Wonderful review, my dear.

7:28 PM  

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